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Ingram Micro, Cisco Partner In High-Flying Promotion

Video Campaign Touts Companies’ Offerings

Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc. is collaborating with Cisco Systems Inc. to promote “Fly Higher—a Partner Program with Altitude” service.

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Interjet to Exit JWA-Mexico Service

AirTran Airways will be the only carrier flying to Mexico from John Wayne Airport once InterJet ends its service to Mexico City and Guadalajara.

Company Takes Advantage of Movie Maker’s Resources

Company Takes Advantage of Movie Maker’s Resources

The licensing deal for Little Orbit LLC’s “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” came with an assortment of marketing freebies from DreamWorks Animation LLC that are helping the Santa Ana video game publisher defray some of the cost of promoting the new release (see related story, page 1).

Vans’ New Website Streamlines Company’s Message

Aims to Boost Engagment, Product Profiles

Cypress-based Vans Inc. has relaunched its website, a collaboration with the Huge Inc. digital agency in Los Angeles.

GrindMedia Has New Name to Go With Redone Lineup

MEDIA: Rebranding reflects parent name; debut rough

GrindMedia in San Clemente has been recast as TEN: Action/Outdoor Group.

Freedom Offers Buyouts, Scales Back in LB

Freedom Communications Holdings Inc. in Santa Ana made local headlines when the parent company of the Orange County Register asked its employees to take two weeks of unpaid leave within the next two months.

Tourism Promoter Opens Mexico Offices

The Irvine-based Orange County Visitors Association said it plans to open sales offices in Mexico City and Guadalajara this summer.

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Tourism Promoter Plans Offices in Mexico

The Irvine-based Orange County Visitors Association said it plans to open sales offices in Mexico City and Guadalajara this summer.

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Freedom Confirms Cutback of Long Beach Register

Freedom Communications Holdings Inc. in Santa Ana announced it will shift its Long Beach Register from a standalone newspaper published six days a week to a weekly that it plans to deliver to about 61,000 area households on Sundays.

Coastal Comeback

St. Regis Price Pegged at $320M, Reflects Rebound for Luxe Resorts

If the foreclosure proceedings faced by the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in 2009 was Orange County’s most notorious illustration of the last real estate crash, then May’s low-key sale of the posh resort represents a quiet but clear comeback for the high end of the hospitality industry here.

Knott’s Next Ride: Back to Future

Farm Roots, Food, Atmosphere Key to 5-Year Plan

Raffi Kaprelyan believes this will be the summer of Knott’s Berry Farm.

BJ’s Restaurants Ups Ante on New Ad Campaign

MARKETING: Casual dining chain boosts marketing to $20M

A new, full-scale approach to advertising looks to be a game changer for BJ’s Restaurants Inc.

Recent Changes Stir Orange County Fine-Dining Pot

Some Very Good, Another Remains to Be Seen

Restaurants keep opening, many of them good, but when we spent time at the new Watertable in the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Hotel & Spa, we realized dish by dish that there are still culinary frontiers being conquered and ways to set the bar much higher. It has been one of the most eye-opening, palate-pleasing forays into fine dining on a comfort-food level that I’ve come across in a long time.

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Sources Say Freedom to Furlough Staff, Trim Long Beach to Weekly Schedule

Freedom Communications Holdings Inc. in Santa Ana is reducing the frequency of its Long Beach Register from six to one day a week and plans to furlough an undisclosed number of staff, according to well-placed sources.

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Source Interlink Changes Name

Source Interlink Media LLC in Irvine announced it changed its name to TEN: The Enthusiast Network LLC.